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Deputy Sheriff Donald Earl Rice | Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff

Donald Earl Rice

Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Rice was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist on a highway. The drunk driver sideswiped Deputy Rice and then fled the scene. The man was apprehended and sentenced to seven-and-a-half to fifteen years for manslaughter.
Deputy Rice had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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RIP Deputy Sheriff Donald Earl Rice. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

It is time that we increase the mandatory penalties for DUI related Homicides!

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer and his spawn for eternity.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
December 11, 2015


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